NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival was forced to postpone its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival confirmed this week that it is planning to move forward with its weekend of live music and social […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

Nick Coyle, a solo artist from Berwick as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing vocalist of Cold, is back with a new entry in his all-star “Corona Sessions” series, this time bringing in even more local artists for a quarantine jam with past and present members of Crobot, Breaking […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

In these turbulent times, the world is ready for a band with a sound as chaotic as Toothless. While other musicians put their plans on hold, the Wilkes-Barre metalcore/mathcore group purposely released their new EP on May 5 to give people stuck at home something to listen to during the coronavirus pandemic – and to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

Inspired by the many well-known musicians teaming up for quarantine performances, Berwick native Nick Coyle brought some his fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians and national recording artists together to cover Filter’s hit song “Take a Picture” safely from home. Coyle, a solo artist as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing […]

 Rich Howells

New ‘Ink Master’ spin-off series, ‘Grudge Match,’ will star NEPA tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey

New ‘Ink Master’ spin-off series, ‘Grudge Match,’ will star NEPA tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey

It was announced today that, along with a two-season renewal of the popular tattoo competition reality series “Ink Master,” the Paramount Network is expanding this hit franchise with a new spin-off series, “Ink Master: Grudge Match,” starring former Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist and business owner Ryan Ashley Malarkey. According to a press release, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Larksville noise rockers Vulturepeak break free of daily banality with ‘Wraith’

In these chaotic times, Vulturepeak is more prolific than ever with their anarchic mix of post-hardcore, metal, and noise, releasing their second album this year alone, “Snake Body,” this Sunday, March 25 through No Less Records, with more music planned for 2018. Before the Larksville duo rips up stages with Dead Empires, Terrorize This, and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

Premiering on Oct. 3, reality television tattoo competition “Ink Master” introduced a new spin-off series, “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey with three other artists from Season 8. As it finishes its 10-episode run next month, it was announced today that the show has been renewed for a […]